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Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package

Destination: Outer Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest
Duration: 2 Separate Day Tours

Departs: Cairns 7.30am
Returns: Daily

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Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
  • Great Barrier Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Budget Package - 2 Day Tour Package
The Package Day 1 - Outer Barrier Reef with MV Evolution Departs 8.30am (7.30am check-in)
Returns 4.30pm

Enjoy a day to remember on the Great Barrier Reef. Travel on a large, modern catamaran, cruising at high speeds with a superior and comfortable ride in all weather conditions. Evolution is a brand new purpose-built state of the art high-speed 35-metre (120ft) catamaran cruising at up to 30 knots, providing comfortThe vessel’s professional, friendly and attentive staff will help to ensure you enjoy a safe and enjoyable fun-filled experience.

Your day tour on the Great Barrier Reef will include guided snorkeling tours with all snorkeling equipment and tuition included, a delicious BBQ Lunch including a selection of delicious, fresh local produce with steak, fish, prawns, sausages and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for on request) and your will get to visit two Outer Barrier Reef locations in the one day!

Locations visited have been carefully selected for the clarity of the water and the abundance and diversity of marine life. Reef locations visited are, Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs with sites chosen by your vessel’s captain on a day by day basis, helping to afford the best protection, underwater visibility and snorkelling and diving opportunities by taking into account the day’s prevailing weather conditions.

For Snorkellers; reef snorkelling locations have been selected for their variety and bottom contours in order to provide the best experience for both beginner and experienced snorkelers. The vessel’s crew keep a constant watch over snorkeling sites both in and out of the water, making sure all passengers are able to enjoy snorkelling in perfect safety.

Introductory Divers can try Scuba diving without any previous training or experience! That’s right, even if you have never dived before and have always wished to experience firsthand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of the vessel’s friendly and professional Dive Instructors (Introductory Diving is available at additional cost).

For Certified Divers there are two exclusive dive locations, with plenty of time between dives for snorkeling and relaxation. Certified divers can enjoy up to three dives on two different outer reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef. All gear and equipment is included (Certified Diving is available at additional cost).

There is also an option to take a Semi-Submersible Submarine tour. From the comfort of the vessel’s brand new semi-submersible; the ‘Sub-Explorer', you will able to view spectacular coral formations and the masses of brilliantly coloured fish without getting wet. A full Great Barrier Reef commentary and fish feeding is provided on the tour.

Arrive at the first site of the day and spend up to 2 ½ hours snorkelling or diving before moving to on to the second reef location of the day and taking a break for lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon, snorkelling, diving and perhaps enjoying some of the available optional activities such as the semi submersible submarine tour or scenic reef helicopter flights.

After completing your day on the Great Barrier Reef, kick back and relax on deck as the crew entertain you on the trip home, with music, fun and laughter as well as being served a complimentary glass of wine and cheese, fruit platter! Arrive back into Cairns at approximately 4.30pm
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise Inclusions:
  • Fast, luxurious & spacious catamaran MV Evolution
  • 5 hours spent visiting 2 separate Outer Barrier Reef locations
  • Snorkelling gear and flotation devices
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • FREE 10 min scuba dive demonstration (charges apply if you proceed)
  • FREE Semi Submersible Submarine tour (weather permitting) 
  • Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fish, prawns, sausages and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for on request)
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits, complimentary glass of wine, cheese & fruit platter on return journey

Day 2 - Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Bloomfield Track 4WD Safari with Emmagen Creek Departs 7.30am (hotel pick-ups commence from 7.00am )
Returns 6.30pm

Enjoy a day exploring select highlights of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest including the Bloomfield Track and Emmagen Creek.

Your naturalist guide will pick you up from accommodation in the early morning and drive north from Cairns along the scenic Captain Cook Highway. This stretch of highway which winds along the coast north of Cairns to Port Douglas is one Australia's top scenic drives, carrying you through Port Douglas and on to the emerald green rainforest of the Daintree area. Here lush farmland contrasts with the ocean and seascape as you make your approach to the majestic Daintree River.

On arrival at the river, it’s time for a short morning tea break then its all aboard for an informative river cruise on the Daintree River. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of estuarine crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, viewing nature at its finest. Your guides are Eco Accredited and will be able to give an excellent interpretation of this complex and unique river system.

Cross the Daintree River in your vehicle via the Daintree River Cable Ferry and proceed to ascend the Alexandra Range before pausing for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on the elevated 'Jindalba' National Park Boardwalk, where small flowing creeks mingle with World Heritage Listed Rainforest. Accurate interpretations of the region's flora and fauna will be given by your guide with ample time for photographs and questions as you search for a glimpse of the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat.

Stop at a local restaurant for lunch and take a short break before heading up along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek, to enjoy a walk and perhaps take the opportunity to take a refreshing rainforest stream swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and embrace the tranquil surroundings.

You will also stop at Cape Tribulation Beach where there is a little time offered to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'. As the Daintree area is famous for being adjacent to another World Heritage site of equal importance, the Great Barrier Reef. There are few places in the world as significant and with such biodiversity as the Daintree Rainforest.

Time permitting on the way home, there's a stop at Daintree’s hidden secret, the Daintree Ice Cream Factory. Your taste buds will be tantalised with exotic tropical fruit home made ice cream. Sample unique flavours, such as Black Sapote, Soursop, Wattle Seed, Jackfruit, and Coconut just to name a few. All the fruits used to make the ice cream have been locally grown on the property and for as little as $6.00 you can taste up to four different flavours (price is subject to change without notice).

In the late afternoon it's time to make the homeward journey back to accommodation arriving back after 6.30pm with a drop off to accommodation.
Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Bloomfield Track 4WD Safari with Emmagen Creek Inclusions:
  • Return transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Custom built, airconditioned 4WD Vehicles with small groups
  • Professional, friendly naturalist tour guide
  • 1 Hour famous Daintree River Crocodile & Wildlife Cruise
  • A delicious lunch at a local restaurant 
  • Guided walks in the Rainforest along Jindalba Boardwalk and at Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Travel along the 4WD only Bloomfield Track with a stop at Emmagen Creek
  • Scenic lookouts including Rex Lookout & Alexandra Lookout
  • World Heritage Daintree National Park Fees & Entry

Rates - 2 Day Package - Valid 01st of June 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • Adult AU$380.00 per person - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Child (aged 4 - 16 years of age) AU$240.00 per person - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 16 years of age) AU$980.00 - Rates include AU$20.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount

Please Note: Infants (aged under 4 years of age travel Free Of Charge) 

*** Current Special includes Semi Submersible Submarine Tour with all bookings *** 

Important Booking Notes:
Please use Booking Form's Comments Box when making a booking to indicate preferred dates of travel and tour order and let us know if any Optional Diving or Optional Activities are required.

Return coach transfers from accommodation are not included for Reef Cruise portion of package, they are available as an optional extra. Please use the Booking Form's Comment's Box to indicate if Optional Coach transfers for Great Barrier Reef Tour are required.

Return coach transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation are included for Kuranda Train & Skyrail Tour.

Tours can be booked in any order and do not have to be taken on consecutive days. Please use the Booking Form's Comments Box to tell us of your preference with regard to tour dates and preferred tour order.
Coach Transfers From Accommodation - Optional ExtraValid 01 Jun 2022 to 31 Mar 2023
  • Cairns City Based Accommodation: $18.00 per person (Return)
  • Cairns Northern Beaches Based Accommodation: $27.00 per person (Return)
  • Port Douglas Based Accommodation:  AU$89.00 per person (Return - Minimum 2 Passengers)
Optional Marine Biologist Snorkelling TourValid 01 Jun 2022 to 31 Mar 2023
  • Marine Biologist Snorkelling Tour: AU$35.00
Optional Diving Rates - Certified DiversValid 01 Juh 2022 to 31 Mar 2023
  • 1st Certified Dive (includes all Dive Equipment) AU$50.00 ** Must be Pre Booked (AU$75.00 if booked onboard)
  • 2nd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$30.00
  • 3rd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$20.00
  • Guided Certified Dives (per dive) AU$20.00 Per Dive (1st Dive) AU$10.00 Per Dive (for Subsequent Dives)
Optional Diving Rates - Introductory DiversValid 01 Jun 2022 to 31 Mar 2023
  • 1st Introductory Dive (includes Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$50.00 ** Must be Pre Booked (AU$95.00 if booked onboard)
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (Includes Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$35.00
  • 3rd Introductory Dive (Includes Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$25.00
Optional 10 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter FlightValid 01 Jun 2022 to 31 Mar 2023
  • 10 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight AU$199.00
Additional Costs - Optional Extras
  • Underwater Camera Hire From AU$55.00 
  • Wetsuits For Snorkelers & Introductory Divers AU$10.00 (included for Certified Divers)
  • Lycra Snorkel Suits are included Free Of Charge for all participants
Important Terms & Conditions for Diving & Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • A history of asthma, diabetes, ear and sinus infections, epilepsy, heart disease, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions and medications may preclude a passenger from diving
  • On board you will be asked to fill out a "Snorkel/Diving Medical Declaration". This is done to ensure your safety and our professionalism in maintaining the highest safety standards and complying with Australian regulations. Some medical conditions may restrict your diving and snorkelling in Australia
  • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card / dive certification or Diver’s Log Book
  • It is recommended that you do not fly within 24hours of last dive.
  • No refund for incomplete dives
  • Cruise and Diving are weather permitting and all activities are undertaken at Captain’s discretion
  • Semi Submersible Submarine tours operate subject to weather conditions
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